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Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and  re-home. We rescue abused, abandoned, or neglected
equines; provide them with compassionate care and rehabilitation; and finally find them a compatible,
loving home. We believe that education is the long term solution to improving the lives of equines.

CB Horse Rescue is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the compassionate care of
equines. Your donations keep us going and the horses happy.  We welcome you to join our growing list
of sponsors, every little bit helps. As donations increase we will be able to help more horses.  
And
donkeys!
Every little bit helps!
Though these are feral animals, donkeys are very intelligent and curious. It is easy to establish trust. Building on that relationship,
taming is a progressive process.
Our adoption fee is $100.00 for donkeys we have not handled. The donkeys that have been here a while and have had their
inoculations and their worming and their halter breaking are $350.00.  This covers feed, gasoline for transport (at around $4.89 a
gallon, in the big rig, we get about 7.5 MPG). We are a Hawaii Nonprofit Corporation, and whatever comes in goes directly to the
Rescue.
We prefer that the adoptees have some equine experience. We prefer to adopt the donkeys out in pairs.
Donkeys have been
bred for 5,000 years to
be beasts of burden,
and also, guard
animals. If you have
sheep and/or goats,
you may want to
consider adpoting a
donkey to keep
marauding dogs on the
run.
FRED from Kona. Fred was adopted by
a veterinarian! Lucky Fred.
Old guy's old teeth. There are a lot of
intersting observations to be made...
This guy is getting up from his operation.
Just Born!
Here he is, not quite so wet behind the ears. We had adopted Mom out about a month ago. We just ASS-sume all females are
pregnant.
Dip the navel stump in iodine to prevent 'Joint ill'- because the wet navel is like a wick for bacteria- and castrate the males
ASAP, is all we ask.
You don't want an intact male, a Jack, anyway. Their hormones kick in when you least expect it, and you can be hurt. Leave
the breeding to the breeders- there are already too many donkeys, which is why there is this huge adoption push going on
right now.
We figure there are probably about 200 more that need homes. NEWS FLASH: Her other jennet foaled!
This is Kona
Night-in
Gayle.
Gayle is in
foal to Fred.
Gayle and
Fred and the
Tres Amigas
and Parti
Girl were
from a
private Kona
herd, which
we re-homed
Fred's operation. Bandit,
Nani, Dr. Dave Almond,
Davi, Sharon. And Fred
there all stretched out.
Good Job!
These Waikoloa donkeys have been breeding and breeding, and have reproduced in unsustainable fashion. They are putting a lot
of pressure on their surroundings, to the point of being dangerous on the highway. They are impacting the subdivision, as well as
the golf course. This problem must be controlled, and many people are working together to adopt the donkeys and find them safe
homes.
My Julio!
Gus has tamed down amazingly fast. He
is halter broke, and we are doing leading
lessons. He is up to date on the shots and
the worming. He is gaining weight daily.
They are all pretty scrawny when they
first arrive...
The Waikoloa Nightingales  are the descendants of the original Kona Nightingales, helpers on the Kona coffee farms,
called 'nightingales' because the farmers could generally only afford one donkey, and at night, the lonely donkeys would call to each
other. (We prefer to adopt them out in pairs, because they
do get lonely...)
When the Waikoloa subdivision was being guilt, so the story goes, 33 donkeys were released, to make it look more like a tropical
paradise. As more of Kona was developed, more donkeys were dropped off, some domestic ones as well.
So the population grew to around 600. Then the drought came. The donkeys were  scrambling to find food, drinking out of
swimming pools, and doing their donkey thing all over the golf course, and getting hit on the highway. There have been several
fatalities, both human and asinine.
So, they have to be relocated. So far, we have adopted out 101!  They are lovely creatures.
<---- Click on to
read the  article
about the
Waikoloa
Nightingale
rescue project
in the May issue
of Honolulu
Magazine.
Illustration by
Victo Ngai.
ADOPTED
This is Marty, who was
shipped to Honolulu to
live at another Horse
Rescue called EQUINE
808.
Equine 808 is a wonderful
place. They are helping
the donkeys by finding
them homes on Oahu.
VALERIE
Valerie's foal was recently
weaned from her. Valerie is
sad, but Valerie is quite
possibly pregnant with the
next one. This jennet is a
beautiful silver color and is
a Standard Donkey,
meaning that she is about
48" at the withers, or 12
hands high. She is just
beginning her halter
lessons., She has had her
wormings and her first
inoculation. She will have
her second one in about a
week,. and then she will be
done with shots for a year.
GUS
FERDINAND
Ferdinand is Gus' buddy.
We have not trained
Ferdinand yet, but he
should be just as easy as
Gus. He is smaller than
Gus. He is turning black,
because all the dead
brown fluff is shedding.
Above and Left, veterinary procedures at Aina Hou Animal
Hospital
Gayle and two of her nieces. Gayle is in foal to Fred.
Fred's daughter.
Gayle was an important part of the
Merrie Monarch parade, and, inspired
by the Royal Wedding, is wearing her
beautiful new fascinator in honor of
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
GUS IS
ADOPTED!
He
has a nice forever
home being a
companion
donkey.
It is really hard to  take a
picture of a small donkey
when he keeps following
you as you walk
backward.

Not a great picture of
George, but you can see
his pretty color and get
some idea of his size. He
is the size of a Section B
Welsh Pony.
Jaxon is getting to be quite tame.
Beelzebub is a BLM donkey. See the neck
brand? She is boarding here, is very tame, and
is helping out with taming the others. We are
grateful to her owners for selecting our facility!